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End Of School Year ~ 2019 - 2020 Newsletter Lee School & Harvard Park Ele.
Have a great summer! I am very proud of each and every one of you! It was tough end of the year with the Covid 19 and all the changes with remote learning. Here are some famous art quotes for you to ponder on at the end of this school year and throughout the summer:
> Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Every artist was first an amateur."
> Henri Matisse. "Creativity takes courage."
> Pablo Picasso. "Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
> Ansel Adams. "You don't take a photograph, you make it."
> Thomas Merton. "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Do you connect with any of these quotes? Do you have a quote of your own for art? Be art-rageous this summer. Take care. You are all in my heart.
Lee School & Harvard Park Elementary April 1st Art Newsletter ~ Mrs. Borjon
COVID 19 / Corona Virus has made a drastic changes in all our lives. March 16 began our emergency day at home, then March 17 - March 30 were our "Act of God Days." March 31 and April is our "Remote Learning Days." On my personal teacher website I have put continuous information and art projects that you may enjoy. Please do not feel you have to do all of them. I have put out a variety of things for you in art. None of these projects will be turned in or graded. They are for there for your contining growth in art education. Simply have fun with them. To navigate my website you will see articles of news running down the middle of the "Home" page (after you have scrolled all the way to bottom, press button "Load More," and your will see more news, lessons and lesson plans. You may press a button under my picture on upper left side to go into different categories. Under "Lesson Plans" you will find the main projects I have for your class planned on a weekly basis. However, depending on your time, your interests, your materials you have at home, you will see under "Home," or "News" (after you have scrolled all the way to the bottom of page, there are more news if you press "See Archives) many more projects. Do whatever you have time to do. No stress! It's all good. Have fun with them. Art is great for reducing stress or showing your emotions. If you look at the different periods in Picasso's life he used art to get him through the good times and the rough times. His "Cool Period" during a war when he was scared and hungry and his country at war, he expressed himself in his art with cool colors of greens, blues, and purples (even people were painted in these colors). When the war was over he went through his "Warm Period" of art with colors in his paintings of reds, pinks, corals, peaches, oranges, and reds. Picasso was so happy and and showed his emotion through his art. Art can be a great therapy. We are all in this time period of COVID 19 together; We will all get through it together. This time will pass. Art is one way that may help you get through it. Soon art will also be comming to CANVAS, another way through the web that District 186 will begin using. More information will be comming out soon on this. If you need me (Mrs. J. Borjon) for any questions or just to talk about the art you are doing, you may contact me through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org Take care and warm wishes to everyone; YOU ARE ALL IN MY HEART
P.S. Currently as of Mid- April, the governor states assessment will now be taken as grade asessments instead of just a participation assessment.
March Newsletter Lee School
All of the regular education students have been very busy with tempera paint making sketchbook covers for the art they have created during the school year. The special education classes have been finishing up their watercolor, tempera, chalk, and oil pastels projects so they may begin some new projects with yarn. It has been a very busy time in the art room! :)
September Art Newsletter
School is underway and art classes are busy with students expressing themselves in their drawings. Soon we will begin clay and paint. The art room provides all students with a paint shirt to wear to help keep their clothes and shoes clean. However, it is always best to not wear your favorite clothes and shoes on art days (on picture day we will use clean materials; no paint). Students are always welcome to bring in their own "paint" shirt if they prefer (storage will students in their classroom). Old buttoned down shirts of an older sibling or adult work great (with long sleeves cut off above students elbowt, or t-shirt if you cut a line up the back (so it is not slipped over students head). Paint shirts give students the freedom to explore, learn, and grow in a variety of fun mediums. Go Students!! Learning can be very exciting!
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